Wally Pfister Wants Christian Bale For Directorial Debut

Christian Bale

Wally Pfister has some big plans for his upcoming directorial debut. After starting talks with Johnny Depp earlier this week to headline the movie, he's admitted that he's hoping Christian Bale will also star in the film.

The Los Angeles Times has the news, saying that Bale has "been in Pfister's sights." Considering Pfister is something of Christopher Nolan's protégé, with Nolan even executive producing "Transcendence" with his wife/partner Emma Thomas, it would make sense that Pfister would have a shot getting Bale on board.

The movie is going to shoot in Los Angeles this winter, and will apparently have three leads. Actors like Noomi Rapace, James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire and Christoph Waltz are all reportedly up for roles. According to Comic Book Movie, the film will follow "a man who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness." Depp will play "a husband who gets sucked into the computer." The project is supposed to have a very Nolan sensibility.

As for Depp, Pfister has nothing but kind words to say about the actor. “I'm thrilled and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Johnny. He is a creative and intelligent artist whom I feel will bring great depth to the character and the overall narrative," he told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.

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